The perfect Valentine’s Day movie marathon 


Luka Vaicekauskas

Valentine’s Day is not only about roses and chocolates, but also the movies that go along with it. Celebrate Cupid’s Day with these serotonin-filled movies! By the way, dopamine and serotonin are in relation to oxytocin, and the pleasantries felt while watching romantic comedies elicit these neurotransmitter signals while you are falling in love with the characters on the screen.

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor

Searching for Valentine’s Day plans? Look no further as the best ways to spend Cupid’s holiday is with romantic movie: Single or in a relationship, pro or anti-Valentine’s Day, there’s a film for you. 

The possibilities for Valentine’s Day movies are endless; rom-coms, the classics, dramas, action movies, Netflix produced ones, and more make up the list! Let’s get one thing straight though, even Shakespeare wrote several romantic comedies himself.

Follow along the top 16 Valentine’s Day movies that will guarantee your marathon a success. First off, prepare some popcorn, snatch a cozy blanket, light a candle and settle in for the best romantic movies.

  1. “Grease” (1978)- The definition of a masterful romantic musical, as it transforms viewers to the nostalgic 70s-80s era.

  1. “Dirty Dancing” (1987) — “Dirty Dancing” is an iconic coming of age romance film that thrust Patrick Swayze into the limelight. Also, everybody heard of its Oscar-winning track “(I’ve Had) the Time of my Life.” 

  1. “Say Anything …” (1989)- A guy holding a radio above his head, sounds familiar?

  1. “Pretty Woman” (1990)- The style, atmosphere, and the outrageous positivity this movie spreads is inexplicable. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, this romantic comedy is a must see. 

  1. “Clueless” (1995)- Cher made plaid cool. She is an icon that will make your Valentine’s a blast. 

  1.  “The First Wives Club” (1996)- Three divorcées reunite after their dear college friend takes her own life. It is a must-watch with your BFFs. 

  1. “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997)- Julia Roberts does everything she can to sabotage her guy friends upcoming wedding, and the results are still unforgettable over 20 years later. 

  1. “Titanic” (1997)- Known for Rose and Jack’s love story, it is a classic of all time. 

  1. “The Parent Trap” (1998)- Come for the twin drama, stay for the heated romance between the actor Nick Parker and Elizabeth James. 

  1. “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999)- Starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles as reluctant foes who fall in love dozens of times, it’s too good and nostalgic not to watch again. 

  1. “She’s All That” (1999)- A popular high school student takes a bet from his friends and tries to turn a “nerdy” girl into a prom queen.

  1. “The Princess Diaries” (2001)- Who wouldn’t want to spend Valentine’s Day with Princess Mia? She’s relatable, charming, and finds herself falling for an ordinary boy. 

  1. “13 Going on 30” (2004)- It would be a lie if it wasn’t agreed that “13 Going on 30” isn’t one of the best rom-coms of all time- the New York dream love story. 

  1. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012)- Peter Parker as Andrew Garfield relationship with Mary Jane for Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone); it is one of the most memorable romances in comic book history. 

  1. “La La Land” (2016)- “La La Land” boasts no shortage of eye-catching backdrops throughout Los Angeles while capturing viewers’ hearts with the award-winning romantic musical. 

  1. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018)- This Netflix original, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, was all the rage in 2018. It is a cute — and cringeworthy — story to follow up with the sequel!